Convert.ToDateTime Method (String)

Converts the specified String representation of a date and time to an equivalent DateTime.

Namespace: System
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public static DateTime ToDateTime (
	string value
)
public static DateTime ToDateTime (
	String value
)
public static function ToDateTime (
	value : String
) : DateTime
Not applicable.

Parameters

value

The string representation of a date and time.

Return Value

A DateTime equivalent to the value of value. -or- A DateTime equivalent to DateTime.MinValue if value is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Exception typeCondition

FormatException

value is not a properly formatted date and time string.

The return value is the result of invoking the DateTime.Parse method on value using the formatting information in a DateTimeFormatInfo object initialized for the current culture. The value argument must contain the representation of a date and time in one of the formats described in the DateTimeFormatInfo topic.

This method tries to parse value completely and avoid throwing a FormatException. It completes missing month, day, and year information with the current date. If value contains only a date and no time, this method assumes a time of midnight. Any leading, inner, or trailing white space character in value is ignored.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0

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